Category Archives: King of the Hills – Sai Kung

King of the Hills Sai Kung (2011-2012)

What a grueling day! Either a sign of getting old or a sign of lack of training. Or maybe both! Anyway, the weather was perfect for the second race of the 4-part King of the Hills (KOTH) series. It was about 15 degrees centigrade and partially overcast today. The race was held in Sai Kung … Continue reading


King of the Hills – Sai Kung – Full Marathon – 2011

What a day! I used to think that KOTH Lantau was the toughest but now I think KOTH Sai Kung is the toughest in the series! The half marathon course is not that hard. Lots of running on the flats. But the full marathon course (the 2nd half) is tough as hell. You keep climbing … Continue reading


King of the Hill Sai Kung Recci

The idea was to do a KOTH recci (full course) in Sai Kung. Started at 0940 and was at the half way point in 2 hours 20 mins or so but then a big, big blister on my leg caused us to quit at Pak Tam Au (at about the 26km mark). Huge blister! Not … Continue reading


Hiking, 2009-12-20, King of the hills (KOTH) – Sai Kung

Hong Kong’s weather is very temporary. Last week during Care Action, it was unexpectedly hot and that cost me a few minutes. Since then, it’s been pretty cold! I have been quite macho (going around wearing tees, shorts – you get the picture) so I ended up getting a wee bit of a cold which … Continue reading